Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Paper Medallions (Martha Stewart Directions)

To make medallions of various sizes just cut your paper strips wider or narrower then accordion fold it to create pleats.

Check out this Martha Stewart website for instructions on making medallions.
You will need a glue gun, ruler, bone folder & edge punch.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paper Snowflakes Tutorial

While sitting at my craft table I decided to challenge myself by coming up with a holiday project using the Martha Stewart punch around the page punches. By scoring in six places I created snowflakes. They would be cute hanging from the tree a window or wall.

Gothic Arches Punch Around the page
Topiary Punch Around the page

This technique is very similar to how you make rosette medallions.
I really like Georgia Pacific white card stock paper, 110 lb. weight that I buy at Wal-Mart. I use it for all of my projects.

You will need to cut two 5” X 5” pieces of white card stock. I used Martha Stewart punch around the page punches (Topiary) you need to have the paper size cut correctly or the finished pattern will not work. I think any punch around the page style will work to make the stars.

Then cut two 3.25” X 3.25” colored card stock to make the top pattern.

(Follow directions below)
First punch the corners and then use the edge punch to connect the pattern from corner to corner using the guides on the tool’s wings. Do that on both white pieces of card stock. I scored the pattern in half, then rotated the paper and scored in half again. Then score at one corner to the other, and rotate paper and score again from corner to corner. (Look at picture; I drew black lines to indicate how you need to score) At bottom center on each finished pattern cut upwards just to center of pattern. That is how you will overlap each piece. Then pinch folds together to create peaks. (Check picture).

Then you glue the two white pieces together they are going to overlap with one piece under the other one on two of the folds. Glue the colored pieces on top the same way.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to my blog

I created this blog to share some of my card and craft creations as well as products I find useful. My goal is to start an Etsy shop where I can display and sell my designs.

Now let's get crafting!
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